- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Harry Howard is an old friend who we started to play bass and drums with about 18 months ago. He was in Crime and the City Solution and These Immortal Souls and then Pink Stainless Tail. We knew him in Melbourne in the early 80s and then in London.
Edwina Preston plays organ and sings too.
We started working on his songs and pretty quickly we did some gigs and then an album. It was easy for us to tune in to the material. We kind of spoke the same language.
The album is called "Near Death Experience" and is out on Spooky records.
You can hear some of the music via Bandcamp too.
Of course the album was written and recorded during the time when Harrys brother , Rowland, was ill and died but the title does not just allude to that experience. Harry had some health issues of his own.
Harry plays a Gretsch Astrojet through a homemade amp which is in a cabinet of bare, unvarnished wood.
Edwina plays an old organ and a Stylophone, an instrument pimped by Rolf Harris on kids tv in the 70s.
They are a formidable frontline. Clare Moore and I have the luxury of sitting up the back and just following orders.
I play a Steinberger copy bass. An instrument I acquired knowing full well it carries a serious charge of negative aesthetic power.
We are playing shows around Melbourne and , hopefully, further out over the next few months.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
also available as a digital album
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release